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African Press International Editor Wanted in Kenya in 1987
Lexus Database | AUGUST 27, 1987 | The Xinhua General Overseas News Service

Posted on 10/30/2008 8:49:08 AM PDT by SBD1

kenya asks norway not to believe cheating envoy

The Xinhua General Overseas News Service AUGUST 27, 1987, THURSDAY

The Xinhua General Overseas News Service

AUGUST 27, 1987, THURSDAY

LENGTH: 272 words

HEADLINE: kenya asks norway not to believe cheating envoy

DATELINE: nairobi, august 27; ITEM NO: 0827012

BODY: the kenyan government today disowned a self-appointed "diplomat" named sammy korir who has been appearing on the norwegian television, claiming himself as a spokesman of the kenyan government in norway. a statement issued here by the kenyan foreign ministry today said that "mr. korir is a wanted criminal in kenya to answer fraud charges, and whatever he is doing in norway has nothing to do with the kenyan government."

the statement asked the norwegian people to ignore the escaped criminal and be very careful in dealing with him. korir, a former district officer for the makadara division in nairobi, was recently reported to have called three press conferences and a television interview in oslo, presenting himself as a personal envoy of kenyan president daniel arap moi. he told the media there that kenya would break diplomatic relations with sweden and norway because of bad press reports on the human right situation in kenya. although korir's representation has been officially disowned, the kenyan government has recently expressed its dissatisfaction with the press in sweden and norway for reporting alleged "human right violations" in kenya in the past two years. three days ago, permanent secretary of the kenyan foreign ministry bethwel kiplagat said that the swedish press, with the "tacit connivance of the government has written several negative stories on kenya and most of them are inaccurate, malicious and biased." kenyan president daniel arap moi has cancelled scheduled state visits next month to norway and sweden because of "the unfriendly behavior of the two governments," mr. kiplagat said.

The story appears this way with no capital letters in the Lexis Database.

SBD


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: api; audiotapes; conspiracy; hoax; makeitstop; michelleobama; nigerianemail
I haven't quite yet figured out why or who put African Press International "so called" editor up to writing the fake Michelle Obama story or if he is just plain nuts and/or has a grudge against Kenya. The following story from 1987 though has shed some light on this shady character.
1 posted on 10/30/2008 8:49:09 AM PDT by SBD1
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To: SBD1

The existence of “whitey” tapes was more believable than Michelle calling Africa and shooting her mouth off.


2 posted on 10/30/2008 8:51:31 AM PDT by Aria ("An America that could elect Sarah Palin might still save itself." Vin Suprynowicz)
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To: SBD1
African Press International Editor Wanted in Kenya in 1987

Well, then he better get his butt in gear and get to Kenya. He's running a couple of decades late!

3 posted on 10/30/2008 8:51:34 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: SBD1

Well supposedly the tape is to be heard on Hannity and Greta tonight I believe. Hannity did say last night he had big news to report near the end of his show but he did not elaborate. We will see.

How did you find such an old article?


4 posted on 10/30/2008 8:53:39 AM PDT by jrooney (I am not voting for Spread the Wealth/Senator Government. I am voting for the War Hero and Baracuda.)
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To: jrooney

Yes but Greta denied it on her Greta Wire.


5 posted on 10/30/2008 8:58:34 AM PDT by MiddleEarth ("The board is set. Pieces are moving. It has come to it at last. The great battle of our time.")
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To: SBD1

Just ask Tom Delay about justice when someone really wants to ‘get’ you.


6 posted on 10/30/2008 9:03:14 AM PDT by rvoitier
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To: SBD1
He's is also wanted in Nevada so I can slap his lying dumb a$$.
7 posted on 10/30/2008 9:04:20 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: SBD1

We’ve learned one thing: what expect from some Kenyans (including Obama).


8 posted on 10/30/2008 9:05:00 AM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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correction:

We’ve learned one thing: what to expect from some Kenyans (including Obama).

9 posted on 10/30/2008 9:05:53 AM PDT by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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To: jrooney

A search on Lexis for Korir and Norway.


10 posted on 10/30/2008 9:06:32 AM PDT by SBD1
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To: All
BBC Summary of World Broadcasts

August 29, 1987, Saturday

SECTION: Part 4 The Middle East, Africa and Latin America; B. AFRICA ; ME/8659/B/1;

LENGTH: 271 words

HEADLINE: East Africa: In Brief;

Kenya: Foreign Ministry statement on ''self-appointed diplomat''

SOURCE: Excerpts KNA in English 1205 gmt 27 Aug 87

BODY: Nairobi, 27th August: The following is a full text from the Press Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

The controversial self-appointed ''diplomat'' Sammy Korir has presented himself as President Moi's personal envoy in Norway for several years, reports Norwegian newspaper 'Aftenposten'. Mr Korir has a flair for using other titles as Under-Secretary of State (Assistant Minister), General Manager and Corporate Vice-President. He has been charged with fraud in Norway on several occasions.

In 1980-81 Mr Korir was charged with grand embezzlement but the case was dropped when evidence got burnt in the office. Mr Korir reported that the cause of fire was a copying machine which had exploded. County official, Mr Sverre Oppdahl, in Karasjok reports that there were other reports against Mr Korir concerning money frauds.

Mr Korir is a former district officer for Makadara division in Nairobi. He left the civil service to become the director of the deregistered Kenya Private Education Services which operated along Kenyatta Avenue. He collected money from poor Kenya students promising to send them to overseas for further studies but instead he embezzled the funds. He was arrested and charged in a court of law for stealing 3,000 shillings belonging to the students. He jumped bail and fled to Oslo, Norway. The government would like to state quite clearly that whatever Mr Korir is doing in Norway has nothing to do with the Kenya government. Mr Korir knows pretty well that he is a wanted criminal in Kenya to answer fraud charges. The people of Norway must be very careful in dealing with him.
11 posted on 10/30/2008 9:10:44 AM PDT by SBD1
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To: SBD1

Why, oh why, did I read this.........


12 posted on 10/30/2008 9:11:51 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: SBD1
Aha! The other shoe drops.

Thanks for posting this. I'm bookmarking it, so I can link to it from the next posting of an API article.

13 posted on 10/30/2008 9:18:15 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: justlurking

thats why i dont trust lurky characters.

this one looks like those nigerian 419 scams.

i also dont trust dick morris not even one bit.

dick morris could be a mole to divert strategies.


14 posted on 10/30/2008 9:19:48 AM PDT by JoseScales
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To: SBD1

The exchange rate makes 3,000 Kenya shillings worth about $34USD. The way the government in Kenya deals with people that disagree with them is to charge them, jail them and throw away the key. Another country where freedom of speech is gone and why we must not elect their favorite son.


15 posted on 10/30/2008 9:32:58 AM PDT by Mother of the Bride
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To: jrooney

http://gretawire.foxnews.com/2008/10/30/this-is-just-a-lie-it-is-that-simple/

Greta says it’s a lie.


16 posted on 10/30/2008 9:37:16 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SBD1

“Korir has in recent years - from 1996 - led the organization’s Rainbow Foundation which has been paid out large amounts from the state to AIDS-prevention efforts among African youth in Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim and Tromsoe. Last year, the Rainbow Foundation was paid 408000 kroner in state funds. According to NRK ustlandssendingen they do not have any evidence that the events of the Rainbow Foundation have been held as scheduled.
Sammy Korir, as that organization’s president, has taken out most of the state funds to pay and - according to NRK - spent the rest of the funds in visiting restaurants.
Now under investigation: Korir and the Rainbow Foundation of the National Institute of Health.”

http://kenyastockholm.com/2008/06/28/is-sammy-korir-a-police-informer/

I posted this before.


17 posted on 10/30/2008 9:39:17 AM PDT by PaRepub07
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To: SBD1

The API think has been very entertaining but I think it is pure fraud.

What I can’t figure out is why they are doing it. My best guess is that they are trying to inoculate themselves against the other MO tape, or just trying to discredit Fox News and conservative blogs that have bought into this.


18 posted on 10/30/2008 9:39:50 AM PDT by Asceticon
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To: Asceticon

A charlatan: Sammy Korir is the same as the man who Supreme Court - based on current hyesterettsjustitiarius Brenda Blethyn as one of the judges - in a judgment in 1992 described as a “charlatan” and “unqualified and unreliable”

http://kenyastockholm.com/2008/06/28/is-sammy-korir-a-police-informer/


19 posted on 10/30/2008 9:45:18 AM PDT by PaRepub07
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To: PaRepub07

What did he hope to gain by it?


20 posted on 10/30/2008 9:46:41 AM PDT by Asceticon
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To: Asceticon

he is a scammer. trying to work himself into something. most likely money..


21 posted on 10/30/2008 9:48:05 AM PDT by PaRepub07
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